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Apple Compote

Apple Compote - TheRecipe.Website
Written by Susan H

Apple Compote is a lovely chunky sauce that is easy to make and goes with so many things. You can make this in advance and will stay fresh in the fridge for about 2 week. However, I have got into the habit of making this in large batches and freezing. If you pour the mixture into freezer bags and lay them flat, they take up a lot less space in the freezer.  Also compote is not the same as jam. Compote is not strained and retains the pulp and should only be semi-firm. Jam is normally strained and firmer than compote.

Apple Compote - TheRecipe.Website

Apple Compote

Apple Compote is a sauce made of apples mixed with a wide choice of spices and flavourings. I have used lemon juice here but you can pick your own. Sugar or honey are also commonly added to sweeten the sauce.
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 28kcal



  • Place the chopped apples in a smallish saucepan with the lemon juice and water.
  • Cover with a lid and simmer for about 15 minutes until very soft stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the hob and add the brown sugar to sweeten if required. Stir well until fully absorbed.


Sodium: 3mg | Sugar: 7g | Potassium: 26mg | Calories: 28kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g